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entanglement

noun uk   /ɪnˈtæŋ.ɡl̩.mənt/ us  
[C] a situation or relationship that you are involved in and that is difficult to escape from: The book describes the complex emotional and sexual entanglements between the members of the group. [C usually plural] UK specialized military a fence made of wire with sharp points on it, intended to make it difficult for enemy soldiers to go across an area of land
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